Rely on the most comprehensive, up-to-date legal content designed and curated by lawyers for lawyers
Work faster and smarter to improve your drafting productivity without increasing risk
Accelerate the creation and use of high quality and trusted legal documents and forms
Streamline how you manage your legal business with proven tools and processes
Manage risk and compliance in your organisation to reduce your risk profile
Stay up to date and informed with insights from our trusted experts, news and information sources
Access the best content in the industry, effortlessly — confident that your news is trustworthy and up to date.
Find up-to-date guidance on points of law and then easily pull up sources to support your advice with Lexis PSL
Check out our straightforward definitions of common legal terms.
Our trusted tax intelligence solutions, highly-regarded exam training and education materials help guide and tutor Tax professionals
Access our unrivalled global news content, business information and analytics solutions
Insurance, risk and compliance intelligence using big data, proprietary linking and advanced analytics.
A leading provider of software platforms for professional services firms
In-depth analysis, commentary and practical information to help you protect your business
LexisNexis Blogs shed light on topics affecting the legal profession and the issues you're facing
Legal professionals trust us to help navigate change. Find out how we help ensure they exceed expectations
Lex Chat is a LexisNexis current affairs podcast sharing insights on topics for the legal profession
Discuss the latest legal developments, ask questions, and share best practice with other LexisPSL subscribers
LexisNexis Aspire training and networking group for junior in-house lawyers met for another event on Wednesday 20 April 2016. Aspire aims to provide insight
into the life of an in-house lawyer and to facilitate development, it was great to see the group continue to grow with over 20 new members joining the network. This session included three interactive sessions with presentations on delegation skills,
data protection legal skills and presentation skills workshop.
Delegation skills are important for lawyers in all stages of their career
It is difficult to imagine having someone to delegate to when you are in the early stages of your career, but in practice we often work in teams and can be in a position to delegate to peers and support staff. Professional consultant, Emma Wilson,
outlined that while lawyers have a natural tenancy to be protective of their work there are several key benefits to delegation, namely - sharing work allows others to develop and learn and can as a whole make us more effective and efficient.
The session involved an interactive activity which saw pairs explore the difference between 'precision' and 'capability' based delegation. One person in each pair had to describe a scenario of a cat trapped in a box and the other had to draw it based
on the instructions. The pair which used the prescriptive style of delegation showed that giving clear and descriptive instructions can be good in allowing the delegator to keep control of the task but the recipient of the instructions can as a result
'feel like a sophisticated robot'. Conversely, the second pair which used the capability based style of delegation found that it was a more enjoyable way of working and that better solutions were discovered because it allowed the person doing
the work to use their initiative.
For more information on the topic of delegation please see Emma's article: Delegating for in-house lawyers – why should we care about this? on the Aspire blog here.
Growing data protection concerns for in-house lawyers
Emma Drake from the data protection team at Bird & Bird gave a high level overview of key data protection concerns for in-house lawyers, including a look into the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the impact of the Schrems decision and what Brexit can mean for UK data protection law.
The session emphasised the importance for companies, and in-house lawyers, to be aware of and compliant with data protection obligations especially in light of the increased the obligations that the GDPR will place on companies through introducing:
Presenting with confidence
Professional consultants, Cat Guynan and Jacqui McNicoll, ran an informative and interactive workshop on how to structure and deliver a great presentation. The session covered the main aspects that make a presentation successful vs common mistakes which
can make it fail. We explored how as lawyers we tend focus on the words and content of our presentations but in practice the most important aspects are our body language and tone. In addition, we saw how the structure of a presentation is also
key to getting your messages across - the most impact on the audience takes place in the first and last 30 second of the presentation so it is crucial to get you key message across in this period.
Overall a hugely informative and fun workshop. Here's what one Aspire member had to say:
"I just wanted to write and say how much I enjoyed your presentation yesterday and how much more confident I will feel presenting in the future as a result." Sarah - Property Legal Assistant at Vodafone
The next Aspire will take place on 29 June 2016 from 3pm at LexisNexis, Lexis House, 30 Farringdon Street, London. Emma Wilson will discuss our next module ‘how to improve your networking skills’, we will be running a legal skills
session on brand protection and will also be joined by a GC who will share their insight about working as an in-house lawyer.
To register for our next event please email email@example.com.
Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK
* denotes a required field
0330 161 1234